Minimum wage increased by 6%

The National Tripartite Committee has announced a six per cent increase in Ghana’s National Daily Minimum Wage for 2021, to take effect on June 4.

This was made known in a communique jointly signed by the Minister for employment and labor relations Ignatius Baffuor Awuah for government, president of the Ghana Employment’s Association Daniel Acheampong for employers, and the secretary-general of the trade union congress Dr Anthony Yaw Baah for organized labor.

Excerpts of the statement read “in line with Section 113 (1)(a) of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) concluded negotiations on the determination of the National Daily Minimum Wage (NDMW) in respect of 2021 and 2022 at its meeting held on Thursday, 3rd June, 2021 in Accra.”

“The Committee agreed as follows: 1. That the 2021 NDMW is GHS12.53 which is six percent (6%) over the 2020 figure of GHS11.82. That the 2022 NDMW is GHS13.53 which is eight percent (8%) over the 2021 figure of GHS12.53. The effective date for the implementation of the 2021 NDMW is 4th June, 2021. ”

The statement went on “the effective date for the implementation of the 2022 NDMW shall be 1st January 2022. In determining the new rates, the NTC took into account the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the national economy, cost of living, sustainability of businesses, and desirability of attaining a high level of employment. ”

See the full statement below:

Source: Ghana/